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Prepositions used with adjectives

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Take a look at these example sentences and notice which prepositions follow which adjectives.

"I've always been interested in learning English."
"Because she's scared of flying she doesn't go abroad much."
"This box is full of old coins."

On this page we will review some basic adjective + preposition combinations.

Learning the whole sentence is the best way to remember these combinations.

How well are you familiar with them? Test yourself with the following ten questions.

For extra practice, write some of your own examples.

  • 1 - Mary is pretty good ___ tennis.




  • 2 - We're worried ___ her behaviour.




  • 3 - Aren't you tired ___ walking yet?




  • 4 - You know drinking alcohol is bad ___ you.




  • 5 - She's excited ___ going on holiday.




  • 6 - David is proud ___ his son's success.




  • 7 - I think I'm addicted ___ chocolate!




  • 8 - He's been short ___ confidence since his accident.




  • 9 - Picaso was famous ___ his art.




  • 10 - I am very pleased ___ my exam results.